2017 Holiday Catalog, Annual Catalog 2017-2018

Celebrate the End of the Year!

2017 is almost done and I don’t know where the Year went. It flew by faster than any years before! At the end of every year we all look back at the Year to see what we did, the memories we made and the challenges we went through. This year is no different. Let’s celebrate the last couple of days of the year and look forward to the new year with hopefully more stamping!!

The project I created is a banner for a couple that have been very supportive of my parents this year. It was a small thank you since it was their anniversary.

I used the designer series paper Year of Cheer from the Holiday catalog.

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Sadly this paper is retiring. Amazingly it is still available in the Year End Sale Event! Click the image below to check out the sale.

I also used the Alphabet framelit dies and some really pretty Pool Party Shimmer Ribbon.

It was very hard to photograph but I love how it turned out. We attached it to their fireplace for when they arrived. I used Dapper Denim for the letters. I punched two hole in the top of the banners. The banner shapes were cut out with the banner framelit dies. I wanted to make sure they were all the same size.

I just love the foiled images on the designer series paper so much!! The Year End Sale ends Jan 2nd so if you want it before it’s gone go here to the Stampin’ Up! Store.

If you use my Hostess Code for December I will send you a handmade card and my customer thank you gift for this month.

I hope everyone has a great and safe New Years!! I can’t wait for some of the amazing specials, classes and more that will be happening in 2018!!

Keep Stampin’!

Britney Vanderlaan


2017 Holiday Catalog, Challenges, Embossing, Inspire.Create.Challenges

Inspire.Create.Challenges #007

This week is going to be full of seeing my stamping friends, cleaning the house up and hopefully some baking! I have at least 3 types of cookies I want to make this year! Do you do any baking for Christmas? Throughout all the holiday craziness don’t forget to have some “Me Time” and join in on our #007 Stamping Challenge! It’s a color challenge that works before for some last minute gift tags, or place settings! IMG_5633

I hope you join us on this challenge! I have to confess I don’t have Crumb Cake ink and I’m unsure if the card stock I used in the project is Crumb Cake! WHAT?!?! How do I not have that color on hand?! It is so going on my next order!


The first project I created is this cute pocket for some candy sticks! You could put this on the table as a little thank you to your guests for Christmas dinner, hand it to you mail person, hair stylist. It is just a great little treat. You could switch out the candy stick (which I got at Cracker Barrel) for a chocolate bar, nail files, and more!

Here’s a closer look:


I die cut the pocket with the treat bag die and only used the smaller side. Then I dry embossed those with the Wood Grain embossing folder. I wrapped a piece of tranquil Tide card stock around to make a belly band. I then added a piece of the Pear Pizzazz designer series paper from the Coffee Break suite around the belly band.

For the tag I heat embossed the sentiment using Tranquil Tide and Versamark and added clear embossing powder. I did some fancy die cutting using the square Stitched Shapes die and made it cut rectangle. The trick for that is you lay the top plate on the die only where you want it to cut. Then move the die and make sure it’s lined up with what you have cut already and do the same thing with the top plate. I punched a hole in the tag and used Real Red ribbon to tie it around the pocket.


I also created a card with the inspiration of the candy pocket! I used the same products besides for the background I used an Aqua Painter. I wanted a water colored background to just add a little more of the Real Red in. I only put one coat is it’s a little on the lighter side but I like how it turned out. The sentiment is also from Every Good Wish stamp set. Sadly this stamp set is on the retired list! If you like it make sure to order it before its gone!

Here’s a closer look:


Last but not least I made a place tag to coordinate with both projects! I think this color combo is perfect for my wood dining room table! Sadly my pen was giving me some trouble when writing the name but in the end I think it turned out cute!


I hope you enjoyed the three projects I did this time! Please come join us in the Color Challenge! Remember you have two weeks to do it! We put out challenges bi-monthly! Don’t forget to go check out the other projects from the Design Team! Click the image below to go see the others!


Have a Great Wednesday!

Keep Stampin’!

Britney Vanderlaan


2017 Holiday Catalog, Designer Series Paper, Embossing

Let it Snow!

Now that we’re in December the cold weather is starting to come more often! I am not a lover of cold weather but I look forward to Christmas and being in some cozy warm blankets! We do not get a lot of snow here in North Carolina since we’re not in the mountains. I am thankful for this! I like having like 1 snow storm that lets me make some chili and enjoy a couple days in the snow and then back inside to warm up. We did get a small snow storm last night and today! It wasn’t a lot so it was nice! It was still very pretty and just feels magical! Winter is the perfect time to stay in the house and get creative making cards, home decor and gifts!

This card sentiment is Let it snow from Merry Little Labels! It has a coordinating punch that you can get as a bundle price for 10% savings! Who doesn’t like saving money?!

I used copper embossing powder and the watercolor wash background stamp to do a dramatic background!

I also embossed the sentiment in white onto a piece of the Wood Texture designer series paper! I love how rustic it looks!

To set it off a little I added the delicate doily. I used the black and white buffalo plaid designer series paper for a strip underneath the sentiment. IMG_5062

The card is on a Tranquil Tide card stock. I love how this card turned out! I was a little worried there would be too much Copper! I’m not sure that is even a thing! Haha Copper is so royal and timeless! 

I have some exciting news! Sale-A-Bration starts in January and I am going to start a Stamp Club! More information will be posted in the coming weeks so keep an eye out! Sign up for my newsletter so you don’t miss out on the information! I will be sharing it there first with a little extra goodie for my newsletter subscribers! 

Do you get snow from where you live? Tell me in the comments! During December if you place an order you will get the upcoming Occasions and Sale-A-Bration catalogs for free and it will include coupons and a new embellishment! Use the Hostess Code: M3PQ9C6S

Stay warm and Keep Stampin’!

Have a great Friday night!!

~Britney Vanderlaan


2017 Holiday Catalog, Annual Catalog 2017-2018, Card Kits, Designer Series Paper

“Me Time!”

It’s the holiday season so you may not have as much time on your hands as normal but you still want to be creative! Preorder one or both kits so you can have some “Me Time!” when you need a break from the holiday stress! Today was the final day but I am extending it 2 more days for the Year of Cheer Treat and the Foil Frenzy To Go Classes! Both classes have the options of buying the coordinated stamp set to go along with the project or just the projects themselves! The best part about these kits is that all the prep work is done for you!

All the card stock and designer series paper are cut and scored for you. Everything is die cut or punched out for you as well unless you choose the Year of Cheer kit with the bundle!

All kit options also include a spool of ribbon that coordinates with the projects! That means you will have some left over for other projects you want to do! You will need a few basic stamping supplies to complete the projects.

They also include a PDF of step by step instructions on how to create the projects! It’s just like following a recipe!

Want to see the full projects instead of just sneak peeks? Keep on scrolling!!

This first set of pictures are the Year of Cheer Treat projects! From left to right: Hot Cocoa slider, Little Debbie holder, Sour Cream container of chocolates. and last but not least a Diary style packaging for a jumbo Caramel Wafer!

Beautiful packaging to class up some simple treats! You could gift these to your child’s teacher, your hair stylist, your fellow co-workers or even your friends and family!

Year of Cheer Treats Details:

Just the Basic ($29):
Includes all your paper cut, scored and die cut.
Plus a roll of the Gold 1/8″ ribbon.
This option is good if you have the stamp set or plan to switch it out with different sentiments.

Forever Yours ($71):
This includes everything from the Just the Basic plus the Merry Little Label clear stamp and punch bundle.

Add the candy & treats $5

If your tired of thinking about the holidays already the next To Go Class is just perfect!

Foil Frenzy To Go Class has both cards and a treat package! The treat package holds one Lindt Chocolate! The Foil Frenzy designer series paper is a beautiful heavy weight kraft paper with colored foil on it in 4 different patterns.

Foil Frenzy Details:

Just the Basic ($31):
Includes all your paper cut, scored and die cut.
Plus a roll of the Whisper White Classic Weave ribbon.
This option is good if you have the stamp set or plan to switch it out with different sentiments.

Forever Yours ($59):
This includes everything from the Just the Basic plus the
Colorful Seasons clear stamp set.

I’m extending preorder for the kits 2 more days! Nov 22nd will be the final date to preorder either of these kits! This allows me to order the product, prep it and send it out before Christmas since we have the treat class.

Each class can hold 6 people. If you would like to preorder please email me at Hopepapercreations@aol.com Please include which class(es) and what kit option you would like. I will then invoice you through PayPal. Shipping is included in the class prices.

*Due to Stampin’ Up! policy kits are not allowed to have stamped images so I decided to offer 2 types of kits.

Have a Great Night!

Keep Stampin’

Britney Vanderlaan


2017 Holiday Catalog, Annual Catalog 2017-2018, Designer Series Paper, Embossing

Sheer Woodgrain

Back home from visiting my family and having my last Christmas card class in her area. I love having some stamping time with my friends! Today was my day to get some rest, catch up on some training and, chores! My man and I even put together October’s Paper Pumpkin for our Christmas cards this year!

I’ve been waiting for just the right moment to share this Christmas card that has a new technique I learned about at the beginning of the month. In our team Facebook group someone asked about Sheer Embossing. I didn’t know what it was so I did some research. There is not many projects showing it.

So what is Sheer Embossing? From what I got from it, it is heat embossing onto Designer Series Paper. I saw it done in a couple different colors. I wanted mine to really be sheer so I did mine in clear.

I used Versamark and clear embossing powder to heat emboss the Woodgrain background stamp set onto the Merry Little Christmas designer series paper that has the little pine trees all over it.

I layered the designer series paper over a basic black piece then onto a Emerald Envy card base. I did add some basic black baker’s twine around the designer series paper layer before adhering it. I then stamped the Merry Christmas onto whisper white with Memento Black ink and punched it out with the Everyday Label Punch. the sentiment is from the Merry Little Labels stamp set. I did order the bundle to get the punch with it at 10% off!


I really like the look of the Sheer Embossing since it adds a different element to the card that normally would not be there. The Woodgrain background stamp matched this designer series paper perfectly! Makes it feel a little more masculine even.

Tomorrow I have an eye appointment so going to head to bed earlier tonight than normal. I hope you have some fun plans for the weekend!

Have a great Friday!!

Keep Stampin’

Britney Vanderlaan


2017 Holiday Catalog, Designer Series Paper

A Snowflake Winter!

Here in North Carolina it feels like the leaves changed over a day and now half of them are already off making it look like winter outside. It doesn’t feel like winter though temperature wise, thank goodness!! I love making cards with snowflakes but I don’t want any until later winter! Sadly this time of year I just want to hibernate and not do much. I am trying to get in some routines around the house to keep it clean and me moving. I enjoy watching LoveMeg on YouTube since she is close to my age and lives in NC. She does cleaning videos and for some reason they are pretty motivating. It’s like I’ll watch it then feel like going to clean. As the holidays creep in closer so does stress so hopefully I can keep getting some more routines going as well as start some new ones.


Another routine I need to concur is sending out Happy Mail to my friends, family and, customers! I love making cards but I am bad at sending them out. Anyone else like that? Well thankfully my Christmas cards are almost all done and I can start writing in them and addressing envelopes so I can get them in the mail the first week or so of December.

Erica's Christmas Card

My card today is kind of a copy cat of my upline’s design. This is her card using the Merry Little Christmas designer series paper. Erica Cerwin from Pink Buckaroo created three cards using the Labels to Love stamp set. That is also the set I used on today’s card. She did traditional Christmas colors and I did more Winter Wonderland Christmas.

Click the image to bring you to her blog post about it.

I used the Year of Cheer Specialty designer series paper. It’s images are all foiled. They are beautiful prints! I used a 2″ x 5.5″ on my card. Then I used a small strip of the Foil Frenzy specialty designer series paper. This paper is a heavier weight kraft based paper with colored foil.

Like Erica’s card I used the foil snowflakes. They come in gold and silver plus the back is white so there are many color options. I did cut my snowflake down some since I didn’t want it over powering. The next layer up is a punched 2″ circle out of Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper.


I stamped the Merry Christmas label stamp from the Labels to Love set then punched it out with the coordinating punch called the Everyday Label punch. Added a couple rhinestone jewels to both sides if the sentiment. Amazingly there were no Stampin’ Dimensionals used on this card! :0 That’s usually not the case for me but glimmer paper doesn’t do well with them so I opted in for glue dots. Almost forgot about my Pool Party baker’s twine!

I hope you enjoyed seeing my Winter Wonderland card today! I love using inspiration from my fellow demonstrators and card makers to create a beautiful card! If you don’t have the Labels to Love stamp set and punch yet then you should get it so you have time to create cute and easy Christmas cards this year!

During November if you use my Hostess Code then you will receive Happy Mail from me!  I am already creating some cute Happy Mail for those orders! If you need help placing your Stampin’ Up! order feel free to email me or message me on Facebook.


Have a Great Tuesday!

Keep Stampin’

Britney Vanderlaan


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2017 Holiday Catalog, Designer Series Paper

Flannel Christmas

Over the next 5 days I will be sharing 5 different Christmas cards I came up with for my stampers that came to my last Christmas Card Class in Ellenboro. They each got Labels to Love stamp set and 5 Free cards to create that evening. I love getting together with others to stamper no matter it’s one person or many!


I am just loving the pack of Designer Series Paper called Around the World! When I first saw it I wondered if I would like it but remember there are two sides so you will usually like at least one! In this case I only really like one side of all the paper. There is one side that is just simple patterns then the other side have images that I don’t care for. I love that our paper is double sided!

For this card I wanted it to look like gift packaging! I cut a strip of the flannel looking designer series paper and wrapped the Real Red solid ribbon and tied a bow at the top. Then I wanted there to be a tag that looked like it was hanging at the top of the gift.


I cut out a circle with the Stitched Shapes die and punched a 2″ circle that I stamped on. I adhere the white to the black with some Tombow liquid glue (my fav!) then used Stampin’ Dimensionals (also my fav!!) to adhere that to the rest of the card.

All I did to finish the look was add three rhinestones to the bottom of the “tag”.  So do you think the card looks like a gift package? I am not always an Old Olive fan which is what the card base is but it works so well with this designer series paper.

This look could be done in so many other colors and designer series paper! You could try making a birthday card this way.

The new Stampin’ Blends are now available to customers to purchase! They don’t take a lot of practice before feeling confident with using them. I’ll work on some cards to share soon. If you would like to order them then click here to shop. Use my hostess code: Y4RGGJFM and I’ll send you a full size wide Stamp case you can keep them in.

Have a great Thursday!

Keep Stampin’

Britney Vanderlaan